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"The Single American Woman" Unmarried Woman and the Rise of the Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister in The Cut, 2015. 


The students of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, have written summaries of some of the most relevant articles on planning through the gender lens. Listed here are some of these summaries:

Silbaugh, Katharine B. Women’s Place: Urban Planning, Housing Design, and Work-Family Balance, 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1797 (2007). (Summary by Collene Wider)

Beneria, L. & Sen, G. (1982). Class and Gender Inequalities and Women’s Role in Economic Development: Theoretical and Practical Implications. Feminist Studies, 8(1), 157-176. (Summary by Anni Zhu)

Fainstein, S. S., & Servon, L. J. (2005). Gender and planning: A reader. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press. (Summary by Tillie Baker)

Hayden, Dolores. Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life. W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 2002. (Summary by Rachel Shindman)

Jarvis, Kantor, and Cloke. 2009. Cities and Gender, Routledge, London.(Summary by Miran Jang and Taru)